ERIC Number: ED086596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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The Industrialization of the United States, 1840's-1920's. Grade Ten. Resource Unit V. Project Social Studies
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Project Social Studies Curriculum Center.
The tenth grade unit, developed by the University of Minnesota's Project Social Studies, is the fifth in a series of six units on continuity and change in American civilization. The nature of industrialism and its social and political ramifications are analyzed. The economic growth theory is used as a framework for studying American history from the 1840's to 1914 in order to emphasize the major shifts in the American economy which accompanied the changing nature of industrialism. The course is designed to teach attitudes and inquiry skills as well as generalizations and concepts. The inquiry approach to teaching is stressed. Preceding the main body of the unit are three sections on the following: 1) major historical points to be developed in the unit; 2) a list of unit objectives; and 3) content outline showing how different topics in American history can be used to teach the unit's major generalizations. The objectives, content, teaching procedures, and instructional materials to be used are specifically explained in the main body of the unit, and the relationship among these is made clear. Specific questions to facilitate classroom discussion are listed, however, many other materials can be used in lieu of those suggested. Related documents are SO 006 777-783. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Course Objectives, Cultural Background, Curriculum Guides, Economic Change, Economic Development, Economics Education, Grade 10, Industrialization, Inquiry, Instructional Materials, Resource Units, Secondary Education, Social Change, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, United States History, Units of Study
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Project Social Studies Curriculum Center.